What is yeast?

Yeast are:

  • - 1. Any of several fungi of the genus Saccharomyces capable of fermenting carbohydrates
  • - 2. A commercial preparation, in either dry or moist form, used as a leavening agent or as a dietary supplement.

brewer’s y. A by-product of the brewing of beer; used as a source of protein and vitamin B complex.

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